QA vs. Testing

I constantly hear developers calling testing QA. “Send the build to QA”. Based on ANSI/IEEE standards:

The key difference to remember is that QA is interested in the process whereas testing and quality control are interested in the product. Having a testing component in your development process demonstrates a higher degree of quality (as in QA).

Read more about the differences on Geeks with Blogs:

  1. Smoke & sanity testing
  2. Verification and validation
  3. QA & QC

You'll find more links to QA & testing FAQs and interview questions in the original post.

(This is a re-post of my article posted originally in my blog).

VP of Software and Engineering at NeuStar, Inc. An accomplished CTO and Chief Architect with expertise in leading projects with short development cycles and limited resources while creating cohesive and rewarding environment for staff.

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